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Taking A Look At Limes

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What, you mean you haven’t heard of the German brand Limes?  Well, neither had I until I came across them.  Luckily for us, they’ve got a lot of interesting pieces.  Today, we’ll focus in on just a single one, the Chyros.

As I mentioned, the Limes collection is made up of four models, but I found the Chyros to be the most compelling.  Of course, many German pieces feature clean styling and extreme symmetry, and this one follows that form quite well.  Before we get into the styling, though, let’s get a quick run-down of the specs:

  •  Movement:  SW200 Top grade decorated Swiss automatic movement
  • Case: 43mm stainless steel Ickler, 10.3mm thick
  • Crystal:  Curved sapphire with AR coating on both sides in front; flat sapphire in the case back
  • Signed crown, 50m water resistance
  • Dial:  silvered or black with lumed indices
  • Hand:  silvered and lumed
  • Strap:  leather

So, you’ve got a great (and decorated) automatic movement housed in a sturdy steel and sapphire sandwhich, that frankly, just looks great.  For me, the silvered dial is the better looking of the two.  Where the dial really shines for me, though, is when you have a closer look, and see the north-south grooves in the dial.

I also really appreciate that fact that the grooves are carried over into the sides of the case, as well as the crown.  For one, it makes the watch cohesive; second, it just makes it more visually interesting.

Last, but not least, I think it was a good idea to have the date display down at 6 o’clock, given the straight lines everywhere else on the watch.  Were it at 3 or 4 o’clock, it would definitely throw off the symmetry.  As it stands, everything is where it needs to be.

And if you need this watch to be on your wrist, get yourself ready for some sticker shock – German engineering isn’t cheap. At current conversion rates, you’ll need to lay out about $1700 to proudly display this watch.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the review. A couple years ago I was debating getting this watch vs. the Muhle Glashutte 29er Big. Only a $100 price difference between the two, similar styling, and the Muhle also has a decorated movement in addition to their “woodpecker” neck regulation (just like a swan neck in other watches). It was a tough decision. I went for the Muhle and am happy with it, but I appreciate reading a good review. German watches don’t get enough press time in the watch industry.

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